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Toward Light (12/13-2)

toward light, a tribute to rachel brwone


TOWARD LIGHT - A Tribute to Rachel Browne is a loving homage to our founder and this icon of Canadian modern dance.  This show is also the launching platform for the Trust that will preserve and disseminate her legacy.

Toward Light promo video linkThese performances will highlight a range of Rachel's work including a short excerpt from Odetta’s Songs and Dances (1964) to Rachel's most recent and very poignant work Momentum (2012).  As reflected in Rachel's latter works, dancers from all stages of their professional careers will perform the nine works/excerpts programmed.  Thirteen seasoned professionals from WCD and Winnipeg’s independent dance community come together for a tribute show that will be a truly fitting commencement
 for The Rachel Browne Trust.  

Because of Rachel’s very important work with emerging professionals it was felt that the launch needed to also include students.  The tribute will be performed by a total of twenty one dancers in Winnipeg and Vancouver and by twenty five dancers in Toronto. The number of dancers participating is a reflection of the interest by the professional training programs across Canada in programming Rachel’s dances.    


Fundraising Performance for The Rachel Browne Trust
$75  ($50 Charitable Tax Receipt) SOLD OUT 

January 8th, 2013 • 8PM, with reception to follow 

The Shaw Performing Arts Centre (at The Forks)

Regular performance at WCD season pricing
Adults $25,  Senior and Student $20 SOLD OUT

January 9th, 2013 • 8PM

The Shaw Performing Arts Centre (at The Forks)
Adults $25, Students (with ID) $15 or
* $75 ($50 Charitable Tax Receipt issued)  SOLD OUT
January 12th, 2013 • 8PM, with reception to follow
The Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
All Tickets $25 or
* $75 ($50 Charitable Tax Receipt) SOLD OUT
January 15th, 2013 • 8PM, with reception to follow
The Scotiabank Dance Centre

If you are very keen on seeing this show and you are willing to wait in person,

and are also prepared for disappointment you may add your name to the waiting list

at the Box Office after 7pm.


Any available seat at showtime will be resold.

* The $50 donation (as part of tickets priced at $75) supports the launch
of The Rachel Browne Trust.  All other Box Office revenue supports upgrades
to The Rachel Browne Theatre and The Rachel Browne Scholarship Fund
(administered by the School of Contemporary Dancers).

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Learn more about The Rachel Browne Trust

Toward Light in the Winnipeg Free Press

CBC's Manitoba Scene talks about the show too

Toward Light in The Globe and Mail

Fabulous photo essay of the GALA EVENT on January 8, 2013 from Leif Norman

Very touching review from SusieBurpee over at The Dance Current